Genesis 3:1-21: The Dark Poetry of the Fall

The story of our plummet into sin is simple enough but also full of intricacies.  These verses in Scripture are both complex and nuanced.  Every word in the first three chapters of Genesis is correct, but they do not come to us as a textbook of history, but as poetry.  So, we should be wise […]

Your Snake on the Pole: Numbers 21:4-9

The command to put a snake on a pole must have sounded ridiculous to some of the Israelites.  Stare at a bronze snake and you’ll be healed?  Who came up with that stupid idea?  It must’ve just sounded silly enough that some Israelites started to look for more reasonable solutions to the snakebites. Now, one […]